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If you said yes to any of these, you’ll need to invest in new, or more inventory. But, procuring inventory takes a lot of resources including money, time, and proper management.
This can be a big risk for your business. It might be worth it if you didn’t have to buy your inventory upfront and only pay for what you sell. But, is that even possible?
Actually, it is! It’s called drop shipping. In this post, we’ll introduce you to drop shipping 101. Our introductory drop shipping guide shows you what drop shipping is and how merchants can use it. (more…)
There’s been a lot in the news about new innovations in shipping & fulfillment. Buying online used to mean waiting days or even weeks for your package to arrive. The buyer had no visibility–just a promise of an eventual package. The merchant had little accountability. But, now the tables have turned!
Largely fueled by Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping policy, customer expectations have gone much higher. This week, we’re sharing some articles that shine light on new innovations for getting orders to customers.
Enter Magento drop shipping.
Drop shipping is a fulfillment process in which you sell items from your Magento storefront that are then shipped to your customer by a 3rd party, usually a wholesaler or manufacturer who stores the inventory. Drop shipping can be a great way to expand your product line, streamline your order and inventory management processes, or kick-start your new online business.
Drop shipping for Magento, however, can be a confusing and tricky process. In this post we’ll discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping. We’ll then give you examples of a few different drop ship solutions that you can use for your Magento webstore. (more…)
IRCE 2015 is just around the corner, June 2-5 in Chicago to be exact. We’re gearing up for the event and we’re excited!
The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibit is one of the biggest retail events in the country, featuring more than 200 speakers and an exhibition with over 600 companies. This is a big time event if you’re a retailer, e-tailer, distributor, or basically anyone who has a reason to read this blog.
We’re sending a team to the event, which includes yours truly, and here’s what we’re most excited for. (Maybe it’ll help you figure out how to navigate all of IRCE’s awesome content.)
Today’s consumer is connected, informed, and has more options for shopping than they can evaluate. The power is in their hands, and (among other demands) they expect to be allowed to return products that they find unsatisfactory.
Managing product returns is complex enough in a traditional brick & mortar retail store. Handling returns for eCommerce purchases can be even more daunting.
We’ve compiled some recommended practices for handling eCommerce returns to help you develop a returns management strategy that works for your business and your customers.